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Old 01-22-2012, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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I would like to know...How much the rent is?
How much the cost to buy a good grocery that will last a month?
How much are clothes, shoes, tv, and etc?


What I want to know what are the costs of a person living in America?

In average how much it cost to live in America, paying the bills like rent, water, lights, telephone, cable, and etc? How much is that monthly?

Also how much is a house if I choose to buy one...how much is rent if I choose to rent?

How much are the houses there if I choose to buy one?

What is the cost living if someone choose to live there in America?



If someone paid rent, lights, water, telephone, cable, and etc? how much would it cost her monthly?


Want is the minimum wage salary there?

Is it easy to find a job there?
Anyone can help me planning on coming back to live in America?

what type of teacher is most needed there day care teachers, ESL, or SPED?

I am an america citizen but I have been living in Brazil for the past 5 years...and is interested on know the life cost there.

Thank you so much, God bless.

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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If you have been gone only 5 years you should know that the cost of living varies greatly from one part of the country to the other. There are some areas where the cost of living is twice what it would be in some other areas.
I can tell you that in the last 5 years inflation has been raging out of control (although the government tries to conceal it) Energy and food and rents have been particularly bad. The only prices that have gone down are to buy a house (but rents keep going up) Wages have not kept up with inflation for most people and unemployment (even for teachers) has been very high.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Again as already written, costs differ greatly depending on what part of the USA one is in. So your question is way to general for anyone to give a definite answer to.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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Default Just want the estimate...

In Brazil it doesn't vary much state to state.

All state for an example teachers that work for the state public schools 5 hours a day gets 1400.00 reals a month.
A teacher that works for the municipal public schools gets 1600.00 reals for 8 hours of work every month.

A house here all depends in the area meaning rich, middle class, poor. But I am going to give an example of middle class and poor goes from 50 thousand to 300 hundred thousand to buy a house.

Now bills like the lights is around 80-200 reals, telephone 80-300 reals depending on how much you use for both, water is like 40 reals and so on...

grocery here a good one is like 300 reals a month

now if you want to starve you could live of grocery of 150 reals. understand.

I just want to know the estimate of the stuff there.
Like a tv here of like 19inches it is like 500-800 reals depending on the brand and so on.

Like rent here it like 80 to 400 reals depending on how many rooms and area.

I am rounding off...giving you an estimate of how things are here. If you were to live here. Understand?
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I am rounding off...giving you an estimate of how things are here. If you were to live here. Understand?
We all understand just fine, but the costs here DO vary widely from area to area, even within the same State. An idea of the locations you are looking at is needed to even attempt to answer some of your questions.

A single bedroom apartment rent could be as low as $250 a month up to $2500+ a month. For apartments in the same condition, just based on location alone... understand.

Electricity can run from $25 a month to $300+ a month depending on location and usage

Teachers wages are the same thing... they vary very widely depending not only on location, but the type of school the person is teaching in.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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In Brazil it doesn't vary much state to state.

All state for an example teachers that work for the state public schools 5 hours a day gets 1400.00 reals a month.
A teacher that works for the municipal public schools gets 1600.00 reals for 8 hours of work every month.

A house here all depends in the area meaning rich, middle class, poor. But I am going to give an example of middle class and poor goes from 50 thousand to 300 hundred thousand to buy a house.

Now bills like the lights is around 80-200 reals, telephone 80-300 reals depending on how much you use for both, water is like 40 reals and so on...

grocery here a good one is like 300 reals a month

now if you want to starve you could live of grocery of 150 reals. understand.

I just want to know the estimate of the stuff there.
Like a tv here of like 19inches it is like 500-800 reals depending on the brand and so on.

Like rent here it like 80 to 400 reals depending on how many rooms and area.

I am rounding off...giving you an estimate of how things are here. If you were to live here. Understand?
Home prices in America vary dramatically based on location and market demand. Generally, the midwest is inexpensive and the east/west coasts are much more expensive.

For example, you can buy a 4-bedroom house in midwest states like Indiana or Illinois for $100,000. However, the same house in New York City or coastal California can be $1 million.

BTW, I personally don't know anyone who watches 19 inch TVs anymore. LOL.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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In Brazil it doesn't vary much state to state.

I am rounding off...giving you an estimate of how things are here. If you were to live here. Understand?
In United States, it does vary state to state, even city to city within the same state. Understand?
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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OP, all you need to do is tell us what part of the US you are interested in moving to and we could help you. What are some states and cities which interest you??
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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OP, all you need to do is tell us what part of the US you are interested in moving to and we could help you. What are some states and cities which interest you??
I am interested to know, states like, CT, MA, NJ, NY, NM, CA, TX, and SC.
Cities, hmm Newark, NJ, Danbury, CT and etc.

I mean the place that is the cheapest to live in? A place that is easy to find a job?

Any job?
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I am interested to know, states like, CT, MA, NJ, NY, NM, CA, TX, and SC.
Cities, hmm Newark, NJ, Danbury, CT and etc.

I mean the place that is the cheapest to live in? A place that is easy to find a job?

Any job?
CT/MA/NJ/NY/CA will be more expensive than NM/TX/SC

jobs seem to be in the South from what i can tell, but the entire country is suffering due to the economy so it would be prudent to look in places that you'd like to visit and ask specific, targeted questions to the forumites on that area of these boards.

apparently ND/UT/WI are doing well in terms of jobs - well better than the national average
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